The Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) /Stella Maris, Ghana has launched its centenary celebration on the theme “remember the past, celebrate the present, chart the future” at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Tema on October 22, 2019.
The ceremony was graced by the Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra and the Bishop promoter of the Apostleship of the Sea, Ghana, Most Rev. Bonaventure Kwofie and was chaired by Capt. Aaron Tuckson who has a 15 years’ experience in Seafaring.
The Chairman in his address appreciated the efforts of the Apostleship of the Sea for the enormous support given to seafarer’s and called for generous contributions to improve the work of the AoS.
Find below line-up of activities to mark the Centennial journey celebration
24th November, 2019- Mass with Fisher Folks and their Families at Tema, Saint Peter’s Catholic Church Tema NewTown.
29th November, 2019 Quarterly Counselling and Human Development Seminar at Regional Maritime University: TOPIC: GLOBAL ACTION AGAINST FORCED LABOUR AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING OF FISHERS AT SEA.
19th December,2019 -End of Year Thanksgiving Mass with GPHA Catholic Community.
21st January, 2020 -Mass with Fisher Folks and Families at Teshie, Saint Ann and Joachim Parish.
31st January, 2020- Panel Discussion @ RMU: Not On my Watch: “Anxiety and Depression related Disorders among seafarers and fisher folks and other stake holders in the maritime industry”.
1st February 2020- St. Thomas Aquinas Day Program with Students.
22nd February, 2020 Quarterly Counseling and Human Development Program. Experience Sharing Seminar for Actors in the Maritime industry (Fishers and Seafarers and all other stakeholders). Venue: NAFAG AUDITORIUM
13th March 2020-Awards and Fundraising JAZZ Cocktail Dance/Gala.
3rd May- Mass with Fisher Folks and Families at James Town.
Awareness Programme on Mental health.
12th July 2020- Sea Sunday Celebration (Deanery/ Diocesan).
24th July 2020 -Construction/ Building of AHONTOR OVEN for some selected Fish mongers in collaboration with NAPAG/ NAFTAG.
8th August 2020- Mass with Fisher Folks and their Families at Prampram.
18th September 2020- Career fair for Tema NewTown Basic School Children at Saint Peters Parish.
20th September 2020 – Climax of the Centenary Celebration (Locally, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church)
Invitation to the Coastal Dioceses to Accra for the Climax.
4th October 2020- Preparation and Departure to Glasgow for the Centenary Celebration.
Source: Jennifer Doe// Radio Angelus